When it comes to seeing the dentist for a procedure, whether it is something simple like a dental cleaning, or something more involved like a root canal, many people find themselves experiencing anxiety. At Smiley Dental Garland in Dallas, Texas, we understand that there are times that our patients need help feeling relaxed and calm during a treatment. Dr. Lynh Pham & Associates are pleased to offer our patients sedation dentistry to help them feel calm, relaxed and comfortable while receiving the best quality care our team has to offer.
Besides anxiety, patients sometimes need sedation to be comfortable because of a low tolerance to pain, who cannot sit still while in the dentist chair, who have sensitive teeth, who have a gag reflex they find difficult to control during a procedure, and those who are undergoing extensive dental work at one sitting. These are all excellent reasons to use sedation dentistry to help make the experience a positive one.
At Smiley Dental Garland in Dallas, Texas we offer nitrous oxide, oral sedation and IV sedation. Nitrous oxide (or laughing gas) is breathed in through a mask and leaves you awake and feeling good. With oral sedation, you take a pill before your appointment to help you relax and calm your nerves, and this will likely require someone to accompany you to your appointment to drive you there and back. IV sedation is administered intravenously through the veins, allowing you to feel calm quickly, while the dosage is adjusted during the treatment. You will also require assistance driving you home after the procedure until the sedative wears off.
Don’t let dental anxiety prevent you from the care you deserve. With our sedation options, you can restore your smile with confidence. If you would like to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Lynh Pham & Associates, please call our Smiley Dental Garland team in Dallas, Texas at 214.321.8400 today!